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Anton Van Hertbruggen wins Silver Medal in the US

Anton Van Hertbruggen has been awarded a Silver Medal by the Society of Illustrators in the US for his illustrations for The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have, a beautifully illustrated story about a boy and his imaginary dog, written by Edward van de Vendel and translated by me. For its annual exhibition, The Original Art, the [...]
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Hoorah! New picture books!

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We need more international picture books!

I was interested to read this recent article from the School Library Journal about “Where the Wild Books Are”, an event focusing on the translation of children’s picture books. This discussion echoed many of the issues we talked about at the SCBWI Europolitan conference in Amsterdam earlier this month. Diversity was one of the key themes [...]
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New arrivals!

I was delighted to receive a large box in the post today from fabulous New Zealand publishers Book Island, via Belgium. I swiftly unpacked it to find the beautifully produced Sir Mouse to the Rescue by Dirk Nielandt and Marjolein Pottie and Bernie and Flora by Annemie Berebrouckx, both of which I recently translated. I’ve [...]
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